1 Spiritus autem manifeste dicit, quia in novissimis temporibus discedent quidam a fide, attendentes spiritibus seductoribus et doctrinis daemoniorum,
2 in hypocrisi loquentium mendacium et cauteriatam habentium suam conscientiam,
3 prohibentium nubere, abstinere a cibis, quos Deus creavit ad percipiendum cum gratiarum actione fidelibus et his, qui cognoverunt veritatem.
4 Quia omnis creatura Dei bona, et nihil reiciendum, quod cum gratiarum actione percipitur;
5 sanctificatur enim per verbum Dei et orationem.
6 Haec proponens fratribus bonus eris minister Christi Iesu, enutritus verbis fidei et bonae doctrinae, quam assecutus es;
7 profanas autem et aniles fabulas devita. Exerce teipsum ad pietatem;
8 nam corporalis exercitatio ad modicum utilis est, pietas autem ad omnia utilis est promissionem habens vitae, quae nunc est, et futurae.
9 Fidelis sermo et omni acceptione dignus:
10 in hoc enim laboramus et certamus, quia sperantes sumus in Deum vivum, qui est salvator omnium hominum, maxime fidelium.
11 Praecipe haec et doce.
12 Nemo adulescentiam tuam contemnat; sed exemplum esto fidelium in verbo, in conversatione, in caritate, in fide, in castitate.
13 Dum venio, attende lectioni, exhortationi, doctrinae.
14 Noli neglegere donationem, quae in te est, quae data est tibi per prophetiam cum impositione manuum presbyterii.
15 Haec meditare, in his esto, ut profectus tuus manifestus sit omnibus.
16 Attende tibi et doctrinae; insta in illis; hoc enim faciens et teipsum salvum facies et eos, qui te audiunt.
King James Version
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
11 These things command and teach.
12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.